Official VFX Sketch #24: Pixel Perfect


(Banner background VFX from League of Legends)

Pixel Perfect Challenge:

Rules:
Make any effect you want, however,
The only material you can use is a flat, untextured, unlit material, feeding particle colour and opacity straight into material colour and opacity.

Submitting: Create a new topic in the “Events > 24 - Pixel Perfect” category with your name in the title and the sketch number (Like this : “Nai Wakan: Sketch #24” ), and post your updates to this while the event is running.

When you are finished, edit your first post so it holds the final effect in the form of Youtube/Vimeo Video or High-Quality GIFs.


Important:

  • Always cite your sources! Is your work based on that of someone else, let us know. Show your references.
  • All entries must be made during this running period
  • Do feel free to use any tool, system or workflow that pre-existed. Although we encourage experimentation.

Timeline:
June 3rd -> June 30th

Scoring and Winning:
We will have some of our very own vfx wizards to judge your work.
These judges will select a favorite and runner up.
Judging criteria includes:

  • Create an effect that meets the thematic criteria.
  • Followed the challenge rules.
  • Showed WIP.
  • Work is technically and artistically well-exectuted.

Badges:
All Participants : Will recieve a participations badge.
Runner up : Will recieve a silver badge and avatar icon.
Favorite : Will recieve a golden badge and avatar icon.

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If you have any questions, Feel free to ask them down below!

Good luck, have fun! :fire:

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Can we use textures for masks? Or just using only squares and math/trajectory/etc?

As Nadir said in the discord, it’s basically this :

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That material or equivalent in your engine of choice.

No other materials are allowed :smiley:

:scream: Thanks, seems it will be interesting challenge

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Hopefully, just wanna mention, that other engine and particle simulation features are allowed to be used, meshes, ribbons etc, are totaly legal :smiley:
Using scripts or bleuprint etc, perfectly fine, go for it.
Animations are also allowed, just no other materials :smiley:

Enjoy.

Someone on discord asked for an example effect using those rules :smiley:

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Maybe mention that PixelFXDesigner is not allowed xd

Interesting sketching btw

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Ah, well, you cannot use textures, so yeah, PixelFXDesigner is indeed not within those constraints.

That being said, we might do a sketch in the future where that tool could potentialy be very useful! :smiley:

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I like the themes proposed each month! They are really original and push creativity !

I hope I have some time for that this month but I don’t think so :frowning:

Looking forward to seeing the entries !

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PixelFx Design (Very fast and convenient) xd

interesting challenge!
with meshes, I guess you mean meshes to spawn from, not actually spawning meshes like cloud shapes, rocks etc. right?

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Nope spawning meshes is ok, clouds, rocks, as long as they have the correct material on them it is totaly allowed.

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Wow, nice ! Meshes equal everything is possible :slight_smile:

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